3.1.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Brumley
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 03-01-2017
Your Name Bob Marshall
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below Mike B, Mike T and myself left Mike’s dock in Gulf Harbors @ 8AM.

Captain Mike was on a mission. He went straight to a spot he likes in 4-5 feet of water and started to drift over and over it.

It was wide open trout for about 3 hours. We were triple hooked up once doubled hooked up several times. We caught over 50 trout and a few Lady Fish.

We started with jigs and never switched during the bite. Mike T had 3 keepers and Mike B had 1 keeper.

When it slowed down Mike T stayed with his jig. Mike B and I finally put on some shrimp and tried some gold spoons. We all caught a few but the bite was over and we already had a great day of catching so we went back to the dock at 1PM.

Kudos to Mike B for finding this phenomenal school of trout. It was so much fun. Mike T is deadly with that jig and a great guy to fish with.

I want to thank both of you guys for allowing me to be part of such a great day of fishing.

Bob Marshall

2.24.17 Offshore other

Name of Captain Capt Greg Mercurio
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-24-2017
Your Name Jack Hexter
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below While the Club was fishing the make-up tournament here in New Port Richey, I had scheduled a 2 day trip on a head boat out of Key West. The weather Gods smiled and made a full Yankee Capts 2 day Mutton Marathon possible. After booking the trip, I kept checking the weather and it didn’t change, less than 10 knots all weekend. I left the house on Thursday and drove to Islamorada where I stayed that evening with friends. One bad piece of news was sent to me while driving – the cook would not be available for this trip, necessitating a trip to the grocery to purchase food before boarding – no real problem as the boat did not leave till 5:00 PM on Friday and I enjoyed the leisurely 2 hour drive to Key West, bought some Publix food for the trip, plus a couple Egg McMuffins for breakfasts and I was set. Got to the boat about 1:00 and had time for a Cuban Sandwich at the Hogfish Grill next to the boat. I even got there early enough for a prime parking spot, right next to the boat. Gear loaded, rigs tied, bait prepped and I’m ready to fish. Checked in with Capt Greg Mercurio and as the boat pulled away from the dock at 5:00, I headed below to try to catch a nap before the fishing started. I have never been able to sleep in route to the first stop, but at least I tried.

The engines throttled down at 11:30 and the anchor chain rattled as it dropped, sounding an alarm clock to all anglers. It was a light load of only 22 people and most were on the opposite side of the boat from my assigned spot, but with that light of a load, a lot of moving around can and did take place with no problems. During the first 45 minutes, at the first stop in 100 feet of water, I put 2 mutton snapper on the deck before the yellowtail turned on and turned the mutton bite off. After a couple hours, Capt Greg moved out to 120′ and I caught a couple or three more muttons. 2 of these fish were caught on a Nekid Ball Jig. If you have not tried these lures, go get some. They work. I caught a total of 6 species on the NBJ in a period of an hour before Capt Greg moved the boat deeper where I could not get it to work effectively as I did bot have any heavy enough.

Moving out to deeper water eliminated the pesky yellowtails and we started to put some quality fish in the box. I continued to pick away at the muttons and some of my fellow anglers went to jigs and caught black fin tuna and kingfish. A 45# kingfish won the pool. We consistently moved deeper as the conditions were perfect, light winds and light current, fishing as deep as 300′.

The largest mutton was caught by another angler, guessing the weight at @ 20#, nice fish. I’ve only caught a couple over 20 in my 30 years of fishing on this boat. Anyway, as the trip progressed, Capt Greg moved the boat slowly back toward Key West and in shallower. Current was a factor here until the last stop in 120′ where I boated an 18 pound Black Grouper as my last fish of the trip. Somewhere on the trip, I think it was in about 240′ on Saturday night, I also caught an 8# Scamp Grouper, uncontested the best tasting grouper in the sea. I ended up with 13 Muttons and a bunch of nice flag Yellowtail, an Amberjack for the smoker, and the two aforementioned grouper. It’s trips like this that make me return to fish this boat over and over. Thanks Capt Greg. The neighbors and co-workers will be eating good for a while

Proper flag protocol- Pledge of Allegiance

Following our February club meeting one of the member brought to my attention some of the membership had not removed their hats during the Pledge of Allegiance.  Below is the proper protocol for hats during the Pledge.  Please observe this simple yet meaningful gesture during the Pledge at future meetings.  Thanks.  Frank

When to salute the flag
All persons present should face the flag, stand at attention and salute on the following occasions:
* When the flag is passing in a parade or in a review,
* During the ceremony of hoisting or lowering,
* When the National Anthem is played,
* During the Pledge of Allegiance.

Those present in military style uniform should render the military salute. When in other CAP uniforms or civilian clothes, men should remove the hat with the right hand holding it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Men without hats should salute in the same manner. Women should salute placing the right hand over the heart. Non-citizens should stand at attention.

2.24.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Frank Bellizio
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 02-24-2017
Your Name Bob Marshall
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below Frank took Robert G, Denis S, Jim T and myself out on a pontoon boat for the tournament.

He did a tremendous job of putting us on fish all day. We left the dock at 8:30 AM and we were on fish most of the day. Between the 5 of us we must have caught over 50 trout and one Spanish Mackerel and several Lady Fish.

Shrimp and jigs were the ticket. We had 4 keeper trout. Denis had two, Robert had the biggest and Jim had one. Frank did catch the largest fish a nice Lady Fish.

I did not realize how well our boat did until I watched Rick Uffa’s Go Pro video of the weigh in. Frank sure did find the trout and we all caught our share.

It was a great day on the water with really friendly guys. Thanks Frank for such a fabulous job as the Captain!

Bob Marshall

If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. See Tournament Results

2.25.17 Other

Jean U provides us with a video on cooking fish wrapped in banana leaves.

Name of Captain chef jean uffa
Where were you fishing? Other
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-26-2017
Your Name team uffa
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below Below is a video of Jean  Uffa  on making grouper in bananas leafs.

have any questions contact Jean.

 

2.24.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Ken Jacobson
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 02-24-2017
Your Name Ken  Jacobson
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below Inshore kayak fishing Friday with club member Joe Harrington.   Trying to catch some redfish and trout for tournament.  We did manage to catch about 10 small trout, 5 rays, 8 catfish and a few nice fish.  Joe caught axXX red and a Spanish mack to bring to weigh in.  I caught a xxx red to bring in and had to let go a really nice xxx redfish.  The first xx when the fish got about 8ft away and saw the kayak he took off spinning out line. Fresh cut pinfish and shrimp worked well on the late incoming and early outgoing tide.

Ken J 2.24.14

2.20.17 Offshore

Mike K and Rick U

Mike K and Jean U 2.20.17

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Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 02-20-2017
Your Name team uffa
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below Our offshore trip consisted of Captain Mike Kaplan with Team Uffa (Jean & Rick) as 1st mates and Joe ( a long time friend of the Capt.). 53 miles off shore in beautiful seas we came to our 1st hole, approx. 110 feet deep. It was Amberjack heaven, they were schooling around the boat and hitting anything that we threw at them. After realizing that we would not get grouper because of the AJ’s the Captain decided to take us elsewhere.
The bite was on, we ended up catching LOTS of HUGH grouper with Jean catching the biggestxxxxxx  . ( Not yet in the Grouper category) We limited out on our grouper, but caught at least 18 keepers.
LOTS of red snapper were caught with Mike K, catching the biggest. Joe caught a big Octopus and Rick caught a flounder. While taking the fish out of the fish box we found a big octopus spit out by a grouper.
Thank you Mike for a great offshore trip!
Please see attached video of Jean’s big grouper.

Inshore 2.19.17

Name of Captain Tim Boros
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-19-2017
Your Name Tim Boros
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below Bill and I fished for speckle trout inshore on Sunday .
We had nice weather .
We caught 5 keeper speckled trout early in the day .
Then we went looking for silver trout in deeper water .
We caught 15 silver trout , 8-12 in in size .
Going again Tomorrow Wednesday , 2-22 ,
If you want to come along .
Text or call
Tim Boros : 407-409-4645

Tim B 2.19.17

2.19.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Brumley
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-19-2017
Your Name Bob Marshall
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below I was lucky to have Mike call me on Saturday to ask if I wanted to go fishing Sunday for a couple of hours. I had not fished the local area before.

We started at his boat lift in Gulf Harbors at 11 AM. Tide was still fairly low. We went straight out then slightly South to 8′ of water. Fished maybe 20 minutes and went more South and West towards the island to 10′ of water still no love.

Mike moved us again towards the power plant to 3′ of water. We found a school of trout and we each caught 3 trout and he caught a flounder. We fished the spot for 3/4 of an hour or so.

Next Mike wanted to go to marker 5 for some Spanish Mackerel. His boat sure did cut through the water fast and smooth. We fished there about 3/4 of an hour with no bites.

We decided to slow troll from there to the South channel got one bite leaving only 1/2″ of a 5″plastic on the jig head and no hook up. We got back to his dock at 4PM so we ended up fishing 5 hours.

I learned so much from Mike he was awesome! We had a great day on the water and he is really fun to be with.

Thanks again Mike I really appreciated it.

Bob Marshall